Be Inspired...There is Beauty All Around Us
I was walking the other day and couldn’t help but notice the leaves beginning to change colors, some already falling to the ground, and the trees blowing back and forth from the slight breeze. When I looked up, it was as if the sky had been shaped and formed so the beauty of nature could shine and remind me of who God is. The beauty of God is all around us, and whether we want to accept it or not, the beauty of God is in us. He made us in his image. Is he not a beautiful and wondrous and awesome God who can do and be all things! That’s not a question, that’s a proclamation! God is all things... good and perfect. Will you not look all around you today ( in this season of your life) and take in His beauty. Look at the trees that stand so tall and the oceans that roar and then sit peacefully and calm. Look at the birds of the air and the lilies of the field. Rest in the beauty of the Lord.
Sometimes in the hecticness of our day to day, we struggle to find a moment’s peace. We work all day; some days without a break. We shuttle the kids around, or if the kids are grown or we don’t have children, we run to and from meetings. Errands take control of our lives and there is barely time to work out or make that phone call to mom or our siblings or the friend we’ve been meaning to call for weeks. We don’t rest. We have become content with the unrest.
There is time to turn it around and take back your lives. There is time to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple. Find a special place in your home or office to create a space to commune with God...to hear what He has to say to you about your life and your purpose and who He created you to be. Today, look for the beauty in the world and the beauty inside of you.
Lord, help my sister to seek you in all of creation. You have created so many marvelous and beautiful things all around her and in her. Bless her, Lord, that she may have eyes to see and a spirit to receive your goodness and your beauty. Make her more like you every day. Help her to see that she is created in the image of God. Help her to see that she is beautiful because of you.
In the name of Jesus. Amen.